Starting this fall, Iowa high school football classes and districts will consider socioeconomic factors for prep programs.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the approval of the plan by the Iowa State Board of Education yesterday. IHSAA schools voted in favor of the plan in December.
The model being adopted in Iowa is currently used in Minnesota. It will cut 40-percent of the total number of students on a school’s free and reduced-priced lunch count from annual enrollment numbers to determine a school’s classification for the football season.